Fine Jewelry – A Behind The Scenes Look At Van Cleef & Arpels’ “Mystery Setting”

While we’ll never be able to afford jewelry like this, looking at the creation of these incredible pieces is definitely the next best thing…

When it comes to fine jewelry, Van Cleef & Arpels is in the top echelon of companies recognized for their excellence. In particular, they’re known for patenting and (extensively) using the “Mystery Setting”; the technique that makes it so that, when looking at one of their pieces of jewelry, one cannot see the prongs that keep the gemstones in place.

Below, Maison Chaplin shows us a behind the scenes look at the process Van Cleef & Arpels uses and the painstaking attention to detail that is employed during each phase of production for every piece. We can’t imagine wearing jewelry like that, let alone making it – can you??